Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.
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1) Add butter into a cooking pot. Add ground meat and cook it for 3-5 minutes.
2) Add 2 litres of room temperature water. When brought to a boil, add 2 cups of rice.
3) Put a lid over the cooking pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes
4) Add your favourite spices.
5) Turn off the stove and remove the lid.
6) Chop the parsley into small pieces and add it to the pot.
Note: Shurbitruz is a special soup. Due to it's therapeutic effects and gentleness on the stomach, it is best served at times of illnesses, medical procedures and [for women] after childbirth. Parsley is believed to help produce new red blood cells. Because it has meat, rice and parsley, it is rich in nutrients and vitamins.
Rawa says: “They used to give hot meals, but e-food card programme is better because that way I can buy and cook what I want. I can cook everything here that I cooked in Syria.”
Cash And Vouchers
Photo: WFP/Jane Howard
WFP delivers hundreds of thousands of tons of food each year, but, increasingly, we give hungry people cash or vouchers to buy food for themselves. Learn more about WFP's cash and vouchers programmes.
WFP uses innovative ways to deliver food assistance, such as scratch cards or “e-vouchers” sent to mobile phones by text message.
Photo: WFP/Eyad Al Baba
WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent launched the e-food card programme in 2012 in Turkey. The initiative enables Syrian refugees to cook their own meals using fresh ingredients they can buy in the local markets. Read more about WFP's E-Food card programme (PDF, 1.48 MB).